The main objective of A comparative analysis of emerging socioeconomic issues in selected SADC countries report "is to provide insights on demographic and selected socioeconomic issues affecting the selected SADC countries, and to show the extent of convergence and divergence among the selected countries. The report specifically aims: - To provide a brief demographic analysis of the selected SADC countries; - To profile school attendance and non-attendance among school-going children; - To profile educational attainment by various socio-demographic characteristics; and - To profile labour force participation and inactivity ratios by various sociodemographic characteristics."
The Men, Women and Children: Findings of the Living Conditions Survey 2014/15 "report presents a selection of key findings and tables based on the data that were collected by Stats SA through the Living Conditions Survey (LCS) 2014/15 that was carried out during the period 13 October 2014 to 25 October 2015. The report seeks to understand the difference between the adult and the children populations through profiling their living circumstances and levels of poverty, with special attention given to the differences between males and females."
The Grandparenthood in the context of ageing in South Africa "report is a culmination of a successful collaboration within Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), between two divisions in the Population and Social Statistics Cluster: Demographic Analysis and Labour Statistics along with an external organisation, the MRC/Wits University Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), which runs the Agincourt Health and Socio-Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS). Three data sources are used, time use survey (TUS), three post-apartheid population censuses and Agincourt Health and Demographic Surveillance system (HDSS) data. The analysis is descriptive with results provided as counts, means and percentages. The analyses include estimation of the extent of grandparenthood, timing and likely impact of grandparenthood on households’ time use."
The Demographic Profile of Adolescents in South Africa "report employed data from Censuses 1996, 2001 and 2011, Community Survey 2016, Mortality and Causes of Death 2015, and the General Household Survey 2016 to provide data on the state of the adolescent population in South Africa. The findings indicate that adolescents made up 18,5% of the total population of South Africa in 2016. Eastern Cape (22,7%), Limpopo (21,4%) and KwaZulu-Natal (20,7%) are the provinces where adolescents made up the largest number of the adolescent population, whilst the lowest numbers were recorded in Gauteng and Western Cape. The results show that the majority of adolescents are amongst the black African (19,3%) and coloured (18%) population groups. The Indian/Asian (14%) and white (12%) population groups constituted the lowest proportion of adolescents in the country. Across all the provinces there was a slight increase in the adolescent population from 1996 to 2001, which later showed a decreasing pattern between 2001 and 2011. In 2016, Eastern Cape, Western Cape and North West observed a steady increase in the adolescent population. The median age of adolescents over time was approximately 14 years."